75th Anniversary Scholarship Recipient: Aaron LaFromboise
As part of the celebration of ACRL’s 75th Anniversary, we’ve asked the ACRL 75th Anniversary scholarship recipients to describe the impact of attending the ACRL 2015 Conference on their professional life and/or their library.
Aaron LaFromboise is a student in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
“I enjoyed ACRL so much that I’m still talking about it! I’ve used information from the conference in class assignments, as well as at work. I’ve given people hints and tips about the collaboration session. At work we are starting our planning talks about what we would want to see in a library expansion project and the session about building has been an inspiration.
The organization of ACRL was fantastic. I didn’t feel rushed, or stressed that I wouldn’t be able to make it to the next session, or that I wouldn’t have time to eat. It was nice to be around other academic librarians and to hear about all of the great things that we are and can be doing on campus. I definitely want to try to fit the conference into my schedule and professional development plan, we will see how that works.
I appreciate the scholarship, and I am so happy for the opportunity to have participated in the conference. I recommend it to all upcoming professionals, and as a student I think the knowledge gained was invaluable.
Thank you again for the generous scholarship, the great experience and wonderful opportunity have been amazing!”